Smashburger will open in the Back Bay on August 5

The soon-to-open location will offer pick-up and delivery orders to start.

Smashburger will open a Back Bay location in August. Jessica Grenier Photography

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A Denver-based burger chain with a handful of locations in Greater Boston is about to open a lot closer to the city.

Smashburger, which opened its first Massachusetts location in Natick’s Sherwood Plaza in 2013, is set to open on August 5 at 545 Boylston St. in the Back Bay, according to a press release. The new outpost will launch with pick-up and delivery orders to start, offering free delivery for orders placed through DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates, and Grubhub for the first 30 days after it opens. Guests can also place an online order via

While the new location’s interior will see nods to the chain’s Colorado roots, it will also serve as a revamp for Smashburger: The Back Bay outpost will feature new branding and a more upscale, fast casual design than its other locations, with an exposed kitchen serving as the focal point. It will also be one of the first locations in the country to offer a breakfast menu, including breakfast sandwiches, a breakfast burger, and tater tots.

“For years, Boston has been known as one of America’s greatest food towns, which is why it made perfect sense to bring our newest design to the city,” Carl Bachmann, CEO of Smashburger, said in a press release. “Our Boylston location is designed with food at the forefront. The restaurant layout is a stage for our skilled culinarians, and gives a nod to the local culture we know our Boston Smashburger fans appreciate.”

The burger chain, which was founded in 2007, has made a name for itself with its signature style of patty: Angus beef that has been smashed into a thin disc on a seasoned grill, resulting in burgers like the Classic Smash, Bacon Smash, and Spicy Jalapeño Baja. Rosemary, garlic, and olive oil SmashFries are a popular side dish, and diners can top off their meal with hand-spun milkshakes made with Häagen-Dazs ice cream.


Smashburger at Boylston Street will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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